Articles by Zoë Postman

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Picket for children’s rights outside Home Affairs office

Protesters demand better access to documentation

By Zoë Postman - 10 December 2019
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Cautious welcome for Mbalula’s shock PRASA announcement

Commuter groups hope to see action

By Zoë Postman - 9 December 2019
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Motshekga gets poor rating from Equal Education after six months

“People’s appraisal” held outside minister’s Pretoria office

By Zoë Postman - 3 December 2019
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More train stations vandalised after jobs threatened

At least five train stations and substations in Gauteng have been hit by vandalism, theft and burning in the past week

By Zoë Postman - 22 November 2019
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Dispute over electrification in Tembisa

Land occupiers say they are being excluded from the project

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2019
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Inmate alleging torture at Leeuwkop disputes psychiatrist’s report

The court case will resume on 11 May 2020

By Zoë Postman - 15 November 2019
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Prisoner alleging torture at Leeuwkop sticks to his story under cross-examiniation

“What I’m telling the court today is what happened”

By Zoë Postman - 14 November 2019
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Leeuwkop prisoner says officials gave him electric shocks in showers

“You feel like you can die”

By Zoë Postman - 12 November 2019
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Former inmate tells court he thought of killing himself after prison beating

Xolani Zulu is one of five current and former inmates suing the state for alleged assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 7 November 2019
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Prison inmate tells court about beating at Leeuwkop prison

Xolani Zulu is among five inmates suing Correctional Services

By Zoë Postman - 6 November 2019
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Doctor testifies on severity of prisoners’ injuries

Inmates are suing Correctional Services for assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Ethiopian woman fights for dialysis

Fundraising campaign started to help her get treatment in the private sector

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Court hears of alleged assault and torture of prisoners

Doctor testifies that injuries were severe

By Zoë Postman - 4 November 2019
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Concourt rules apartheid intimidation legislation unconstitutional

1982 law criminalised free speech

By Zoë Postman - 22 October 2019
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Claiming the wasted opportunities in recycling

Pilot project in Brixton and Auckland Park brings informal waste pickers and residents together to benefit both

By Zoë Postman - 16 October 2019

Art centre pressured to remove painting by murderer

Display of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work raises debate about freedom of expression versus dignity of family of a murdered sex worker

By Zoë Postman - 7 October 2019